Corey and Jimmy Woods are two brothers who are being separated due to their parents divorcing. Jimmy is a mentally unstable kid that has had problems ever since his sister died at a young age. One day, Corey discovers that Jimmy has a natural talent for playing video games. He is one of the best around, and the two journey to the West Coast to compete in a video game championship, but along the way, they must avoid the adults, who are trying to take Jimmy away.Written by
The magazine that Haley finds the Video Armageddon ad in is the July 1989 issue of Video Games and Computer Entertainment. The cover story of that issue was the US debut of the TurboGrafx-16 by NEC. The TurboGrafx-16 was release in Japan (where it was named the PC Engine) two years earlier and outsold its competitors there, including the Famicom (the Japanese name of the Nintendo Entertainment System). Unfortunately, the TurboGrafx-16 was less successful in the US. See more »
When Sam is driving down the highway right before he gets his tires slashed, the tree in the back of his truck has few or no leaves. When he runs out of the restaurant later to see his tires slashed, the tree is full of bright green leaves. See more »
You know Bateman, I always knew that you were a jerk. I just until now thought that it was guilt by association.
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When shown on Nickelodeon, all profane language is cut, along with the "he touched my breast" line (and, of course, all subsequent references to that line.) See more »
If you were born between the years 1974 and 1984 and were as obsessed as most of us were about Nintendo games, you will enjoy this movie. Yes, the plot is predictable and cheesy and the writing leaves a lot to be desired, but I guarantee if you fall into the above group, you will enjoy regressing back to 1989 where having "all 97 games," and "the power glove (it's so bad...)" were major status symbols. If you don't fall into this group, or couldn't really care less about old video games, then you should probably pass on this film. But for the rest of us, (I used to watch the commercial for this film just to get a glimpse at Super Mario Bros. 3) watch it and enjoy it time after time.
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